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Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals: Office of Pesticide Programs Public Stakeholder Meeting October 18-19, 2006 - Agenda, Materials and Presentations

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Meeting goals:

Through interactive discussion: Meeting Summary (PDF) (9 pp, 88 K)

Background Information

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Ground Rules
Jim Jones, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs
9:15 - 10:00 Overview of GHS (PDF) (5 pP, 641 K)
Mary Frances Lowe, Senior Program Advisor, Field and External Affairs Division,
Office of Pesticide Programs
10:00 - 10:15 Protective Value of GHS (PDF) (3 pp, 1144 K)
Bill Diamond, Director, Field and External Affairs Division,
Office of Pesticide Programs
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Perspectives on the Value of GHS
Michele Sullivan, MRS Associates: Facilitator
Robert Kiefer, Consumer Specialty Products Association Perspective on the Value of GHS (PDF) (5 pp, 114 K)
Ray McAllister, CropLife America GHS for Pesticide Labels in the U.S. (PDF) (2 pp, 46 K)
Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council, Comments from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) (PDF) (2 pp, 56 K)
Shelley Davis, Farmworker Justice
Bill Diamond, Office of Pesticide Programs
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch on your own
1:30 - 2:00 Canadian Perspectives (PDF) (5 pp, 250 K)
Pierre Petelle, Pest Management Regulatory Agency
2:00 - 2:30 Building Block and Sample Label Presentation (PDF) (2 pp, 264 K)
Signal Word Analysis (PDF) (3 pp, 78 K)
Deborah McCall, Chief, Technical Review Branch, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs
2:30 - 3:30 Key Issues and Concerns Raised in Comments (PDF) (2 pp, 218 K)
Mary Frances Lowe, Senior Program Advisor, Field and External Affairs Division, and
Deborah McCall, Chief, Technical Review Branch, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs
3:30 - 3:45 Break
3:45 - 5:00 Key Issues and Concerns Raised in Comments (continued)
5:00 - 5:15 Wrap Up and Preview of Day 2
Anne Lindsay, Deputy Director Office of Pesticide Programs

Thursday, October 19, 2006

8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and Recap of Day 1
8:45 - 9:45 Education, Training and Outreach (PDF) (5 pp, 155 K)
Candace Bartholomew, University of Connecticut
9:45 - 10:30 Key State Issues
H. Grier Stayton, Delaware Dept. of Agriculture
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00 Options for Implementation Mechanisms (PDF) (1 p, 83 K)
Mary Frances Lowe, Senior Program Advisor, Field and External Affairs Division, and
Deborah McCall, Chief, Technical Review Branch, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs
Warren Stickle, President Emeritus, Chemical Producers and Distributors Association
12:00 - 12:30 Wrap Up and Next Steps
Bill Diamond, Director, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs

 

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